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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 6, 2022

Crossing to the top.

DEBUTS
40. Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman
39. Regina Spektor – Becoming All Alone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Tears For Fears – Break The Man (40)
32. Coldplay – People Of The Pride (37)
30. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination (36)
28. Kygo featuring DNCE – Dancing Feet (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend (31)
16. Mimi Webb – House On Fire (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Jaymes Young – Infinity (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Oh My God (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (1)
2. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (2)
3. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (3)
4. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (4)
5. The 502s – Just A Little While (5)
6. Train – AM Gold (7)
7. Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (9)
8. Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love (10)
9. The Band CAMINO – I Think I Like You (-)
10. Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Complete Mess (new)
Abe Parker – Butterflies (new)
Ashe – Another Man’s Jeans (new)
Benson Boone – Room For 2
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Lukas Graham – All Of It All
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith earns her first #1 song on my personal chart with “Fingers Crossed”, moving from 3-1 this week. It currently appears in the top 20 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts. Among the many big movers on the chart, “Dancing Feet” is whirling and twirling the fastest, as the Kygo and DNCE collaboration leaps from 39-28. Two songs are new to the countdown: Regina Spektor is back on my list for the first time since 2008 with “Becoming All Alone”, which starts at #39. Eddie Benjamin also lands on the chart with “Weatherman”, his first entry, which comes in at #40.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 8, 2009

This chart might suck without these hits.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 8, 2009…

Debuts:
40. TAKE THAT, “Up All Night”

39. BROOKE WHITE, “Hold Up My Heart”

37. ELLIOTT YAMIN, “Fight For Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down” (29-21, eight spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (steady, second week)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (down 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

08. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (down 1)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

07. PINK, “Sober” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 2)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 4)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (up 1)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 27, 2022

There’s a new top 40 in Town.

DEBUTS
40. Tears For Fears – Break The Man
39. Kygo featuring DNCE – Dancing Feet
37. Coldplay – People Of The Pride
36. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend (40)
22. Mimi Webb – House On Fire (36) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jaymes Young – Infinity (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Oh My God (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (04) | PEAK: #03
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (3)
2. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (1)
3. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (2)
4. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (8)
5. The 502s – Just A Little While (7)
6. David Kushner – Miserable Man (5)
7. Train – AM Gold (10)
8. Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman (-)
9. Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (-)
10. Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love (-)

In The Mix:
Benson Boone – Room For 2
Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind (new)
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Jax – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lukas Graham – All Of It All (new)
Regina Spektor – Becoming All Alone (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times
Santana & Chris Stapleton – Joy
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man
The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night)

Chart Notes:

  • Singer Benson Boone spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Ghost Town”, as singles from GAYLE (#2) and Lauren Spencer-Smith (#3) are right behind his and ready to take the top spot next month. This week’s Biggest Mover, blasting from 36-22, is the second entry on my chart for Mimi Webb: “House On Fire”, which reached the top ten nationally in the U.K. and Ireland. There are four debuts on the chart this week, led by Regard and Years & Years at #36 with “Hallucination”. Coldplay appears in the top 40 for the second time this month with “People Of The Pride” at #37, their new radio single at the Alternative and Triple A formats. Entering at #39, Kygo and DNCE hit the floor with “Dancing Feet”, as the featured act earns their first chart hit since late 2017. Finally, Tears For Fears rolls in at #40 with “Break The Man”, the second single from their comeback album The Tipping Point.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 22, 2022)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Dove Cameron is the Tok of the town with her new viral single. Let’s add ’em up:

A DOVE AND BEYOND: With this week’s Most Added track, former Disney star Dove Cameron impacted with 51 stations for the TikTok-fueled “Boyfriend”, which continues to perform well at various streaming services. It’s her first song to receive regular airplay at the format.

The new collaboration from Saweetie and H.E.R. ranks in the runner-up spot with 39 more adds: “Closer”, which led the report last week.

Charting singles from Anitta, Ed Sheeran and Tate McRae also returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DOVE CAMERON, “Boyfriend” (Disruptor/Columbia)
2. SAWEETIE featuring H.E.R., “Closer” (Warner)
3. TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Joker And The Queen” (Atlantic)
5. IMAGINE DRAGONS x JID, “Enemy” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6-T. ANITTA, “Boys Don’t Cry” (Warner)
6-T. FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (YBNL Nation/EMPIRE/Further.)
8. TIESTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)
9. CAST OF “ENCANTO”, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Walt Disney/Hollywood)
10. MIMI WEBB, “House On Fire” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 20, 2022)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. There’s a “Ghost” with the most at #1 and much more ahead…

THIS JUSTIN: Scoring his 12th #1 song to date at the Top 40 format, Justin Bieber rises from 3-1 on the pop radio chart with “Ghost”. At the Hot AC and AC formats, it holds at #6 and #11 again this week, respectively.

Ed Sheeran appears on two songs reaching the top 40 on this week’s pop chart: climbing from 41-30, his Taylor Swift-assisted “The Joker And The Queen” has a particularly royal rise, marking their 25th and 35th top 40 entries, respectively. Bolting from 46-38, Tate McRae gets her fourth top 40 hit to date with “She’s All I Wanna Be”. Finally, it’s Sheeran again with his 26th entry as a featured artist on “Peru”, the first top 40 hit for Nigeria’s Fireboy DML. The song advances from 44-39 this week.

Iann Dior slides in at #48 with “Let You”, a track from his recent album On To Better Things. Actress and singer Dove Cameron debuts at #49 with “Boyfriend”, a recent viral hit that was teased on TikTok. Finally, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma check in at #50 with the title song of the soundtrack to their film Marry Me, which opened earlier this month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 20, 2022

Crash! Boone! Bang!

DEBUTS
40. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend
36. Mimi Webb – House On Fire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Tate McRae – She’s All I Wanna Be (35)
23. Em Beihold – Numb Little Bug (28)
19. Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift – The Joker And The Queen (31) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Adele – Oh My God (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (1)
2. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (2)
3. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (4)
4. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination (-)
5. David Kushner – Miserable Man (6)
6. ALTÉGO vs. Britney Spears vs. Ginuwine – Toxic Pony (5)
7. The 502s – Just A Little While (7)
8. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (10)
9. Tears For Fears – Break The Man (-)
10. Train – AM Gold (-)

In The Mix:
Anitta – Boys Don’t Cry
Benson Boone – Room For 2 (new)
Coldplay – People Of The Pride
Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman (new)
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Jax – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
John K – A Lot
Lauv – 26
Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times (new)
Santana & Chris Stapleton – Joy
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man (new)
The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s chart update doesn’t feel like a ghost town, even if the new #1 song is about one. American Idol alum Benson Boone earns his first #1 on my personal chart with “Ghost Town”, moving from 2-1 in its 16th week on the chart. While that may seem like a slow run, Boone’s song has been riding in the top five for the past ten weeks, stalling at #3 for six of them. Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift leap 12 notches to #19 with this week’s Biggest Mover: their duet version of “The Joker And The Queen”. A pair of new tunes enter the top 40: at #36, Mimi Webb burns onto the survey with “House On Fire”, while newcomer Dove Cameron is flying in at #40 with “Boyfriend”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 20, 2011

Maybe you’ll remember these hits…

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 20, 2011…

Debuts:
40. TAMAR KAPRELIAN, “New Day”
39. KIMBERLY CALDWELL, “Desperate Girls And Stupid Boys”
37. KENNY CHESNEY, “Somewhere With You”
34. TIM MCGRAW, “Felt Good On My Lips”

Biggest Mover(s):
PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (37-27, ten spots)

10. SICK PUPPIES, “Maybe” (up 2)
Album: Tri-Polar (2009, Virgin Records)
Peak: #10

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (up 1)
Album: Goodbye Lullaby (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (down 2)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Back To December” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. P!NK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (up 1)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

05. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade” (steady, second week)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

01. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (steady, third week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 15, 2022)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Saweetie and H.E.R. get closer to being added by the full Top 40 panel. Let’s add ’em up:

UPON “CLOSER” INSEPCTION: Flying high in the Top 40 skies, the buzzing collaboration from Saweetie and H.E.R is off to a fast start at the Top 40 format. “Closer” picked up 110 adds on impact, making it the Most Added song of the week. It also dominated at the Rhythmic format with another 53 adds there. “Closer” debuted at #39 on the Top 40 chart last week and looks to move well this week.

Another notable collaboration managed a strong second place finish on the log: “The Joker And The Queen”, which teams Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. It scored 76 adds this week, just ahead of the 74 that came in Monday at the Hot AC format, where it led that report. It began at #41 on the Top 40 chart last week.

Charting singles from Anitta, Lauren Spencer-Smith and Tate McRae also returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAWEETIE featuring H.E.R., “Closer” (Warner)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Joker And The Queen” (Atlantic)
3. TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)
4-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS x JID, “Enemy” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
4-T. TIESTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)
6. ANITTA, “Boys Don’t Cry” (Warner)
7. FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (YBNL Nation/EMPIRE/Further.)
8-T. CAST OF “ENCANTO”, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Walt Disney/Hollywood)
8-T. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (Island/Republic/in2une)
10. AVRIL LAVIGNE featuring BLACKBEAR, “Love It When You Hate Me” (DTA/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 14-15, 2022)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are five songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ED SHEERAN featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Joker And The Queen” (Atlantic)
Album: = (2021)
Chart Position: #41 (2/13/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 24 (Ed Sheeran) / 34 (Taylor Swift)

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FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (EMPIRE/Further.)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #44 (2/13/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None (Fireboy DML) / 24 (Ed Sheeran)

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SAWEETIE featuring H.E.R., “Closer” (Warner)
Album: Pretty Bitch Music (2022)
Chart Position: #39 (2/13/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 6 (Saweetie) / 2 (H.E.R.)

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TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #46 (2/13/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 3

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TIËSTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #31 (2/13/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 5 (Tiësto) / 5 (Ava Max)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 13, 2022)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Jokers, queens and more royal records are ready for you:

TRIPLE X: With his third #1 song from the album Montero, Lil Nas X leaps from 3-1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “That’s What I Want”. It also hits the top ten at the Hot AC format this week, advancing from 11-10.

There are three debuts in the top 40 this week: Anitta earns her third top 40 hit to date with “Boys Don’t Cry”, climbing from 43-38. Coming in at #39, Saweetie and H.E.R. are new to the chart with “Closer”, taken from the former’s upcoming debut album Pretty Bitch Music. This collaboration marks their sixth and second top 40 entries, respectively. Finally, the cast of Encanto moves from 41-40 with the global hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, which marks the first song from a Disney animated feature to reach the top 40 at the format since the fall of 1999.

Ed Sheeran enters at #41 with his Taylor Swift-assisted version of “The Joker And The Queen”, which can be found in its original form on his album = in 2021. Sheeran was a featured artist on two of Swift’s top 40 entries in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Tate McRae is new at #46 with “She’s All I Wanna Be”, while newcomer Em Beihold starts at #49 with the TikTok-fueled “Numb Little Bug”.

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